Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land

Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land

by Janisse Ray

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Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land by Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray, award-winning author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Wild Card Quilt, writes an evocative paean to wildness and wilderness restoration with an extraordinary journey into southern Georgia's Pinhook Swamp.

Pinhook Swamp acts as a vital watershed and wildlife corridor, a link between the great southern wildernesses of Okefenokee Swamp and Osceola National Forest. Together Okefenokee, Osceola, and Pinhook form one of the largest expanse of protected wild land east of the Mississippi River. This is one of America's last truly wild places, and Pinhook takes us into its heart.

Ray comes to know Pinhook intimately as she joins the fight to protect it, spending the night in the swamp, tasting honey made from its flowers, tracking wildlife, and talking to others about their relationship with the swamp. Ray sees Pinhook through the eyes of the people who live there--naturalists, beekeepers, homesteaders, hunters, and locals at the country store. In lyrical, down-home prose, she draws together the swamp's need for restoration and the human desire for wholeness and wildness in our own lives and landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603581684
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 461 KB

About the Author

Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is a seed-saver, seed-exchanger, and seed-banker, and has gardened for twenty-five years. She is the author of several books, including The Seed Underground, Pinhook and Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, a New York Times Notable Book. Ray is on the faculty of Chatham University's low-residency MFA program, and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She has won a Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry, a Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction, an American Book Award, the Southern Environmental Law Center Award for Outstanding Writing, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award. She attempts to live a simple, sustainable life on a farm in southern Georgia with her husband, Raven Waters.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Day
Lay of the Land
Holding the World Together
The Name
Native Blessing
History of Acquisitions
The Mine
Hundreds of Senses
Frog
Silence
Red Wolves
The Visionary
Silas Mann's Story
Logging
Connoisseur of Honey
Black Bears
Roads
Panther Reintroduction
Water
Night
Meeting Johnny
Autumn
Voice from the Wilderness
Taylor, Florida
Noah's Island
Perpetuity
Psalm for Pinhook
A Vision

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